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Tamoxifen vs. Arimidex (sp??)

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The dr. has taken be off tamoxifen for 6-8 weeks (side effects) and is considering switching to arimidex. Anyone taking this drug successfully? Thanks.

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Hi sister, I have heard that Arimidex is very good with fewer side effects than Tamoxifen. A lot of HMO's won't prescribe it as it is very expensive. If you have a doc that will you are lucky. Hugs, Shirlann

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I've been on Arimidex since December. No serious side effects. I had asked the dr about it because I had heard there were less side effects than Tamoxifin. Since I am post menopausal it was ok for me to take. I don't think dr will prescribe if you are still having periods. Ask about that part.

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Kathie, thanks for the info. I start on Arim. this week. Glad to hear you are doing well with it. SK

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Shirlann, I will be beginning Arimidex this week. Would appreciate hearing anything you know about it. SK

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hiya, Gayle,
i've been on Arimidex since June. no major side effects now. had a little trouble when i first started. one of the side effects is loss of appitite. i had to start drinking Ensure so i'd have someting in me. that didn't last very long. everything is ok now. and i'm NOT post menopausal. hope this helps. God bless. Vicki :)

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I will be starting the Arimidex drug this week. Decided to try it instead of tamoxifen because of the possible blood clot side effects. What sides effects have you experienced on the taxmo.? SK

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